College of Agriculture and Natrural Sciences Reaches Out to SHS Students

The College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, (CAN) has embarked on an outreach programme to educate students in some Senior High Schools (SHS) in the Central Region on academic prospects in the College. Schools that benefitted from the outreach programme by the College were, Gomoa SHS, Apam SHS, Methodist SHS and Ekumfi SHS. The Chairman of the Outreach Committee, Dr. Victor Y. A. Barku noted that the programme was aimed at providing information on the various programmes students could pursue at the three Schools of the College. He stressed that “We are in your school to help you make the right decisions in the selection of programmes at the University level.” Dr. Barku also explained that the College as part of its mandate to train scientists for the development of the country instituted the outreach programme to inspire  SHS students especially ladies, to pursue cutting edge science related programmes in the University of Cape Coast (UCC). He said the University has state-of-the-art facilities and a congenial environment that promote teaching and learning. Other members of the team were Dr. Andreas Adutwum Kudom of the School of Biological Sciences; Mr. Lawrence Acheampong of the School of Agriculture, Mr. Ebenezer Tachie of the School of Physical Sciences and Mr. Alfred Ghartey, a Junior Assistant Registrar at the College. Each of the team members made presentation on the programmes and facilities at their respective Schools as well as job prospects for students after graduation. Mr. Ghartey also gave an overview of UCC and the general admission requirement. He announced that UCC has given opportunity to final year students in SHS to purchase admission forms pending the release of their examination results by the West African Examination Council (WAEC). The headmasters of the various schools visited thanked the team for bringing such valuable information to their doorsteps and indicated that their students have been encouraged to put in more effort in the upcoming West African Senior High School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in order to gain admission to the University.